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A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
~ Joseph Addison | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Contentment
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A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
~ Joseph Addison | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Contentment
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A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
~ John Locke | ( English philosopher. ) | 1632-1704 | Contentment
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Being ''contented'' ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton | ( British journalist, novelist and poet. ) | 1874-1936 | Contentment
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Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Contentment
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Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Contentment
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Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
~ Socrates | ( Greek philosopher of Athens ) | 469 - 399 BC | Contentment
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Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Contentment
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Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
~ John Dryden | (British poet, dramatist and critic. ) | 1631-1700 | Contentment
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He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
~ Socrates | ( Greek philosopher of Athens ) | 469 - 399 BC | Contentment
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He that is well paid is well satisfied.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Contentment
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I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.
~ Fred A. Allen | (American comedian. ) | 1894-1956 | Contentment
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If the book is good, is about something that you know, and is truly written, and reading it over you see that this is so, you can let the boys yip and the noise will have that pleasant sound coyotes make on a very cold night when they are out in the snow and you are in your own cabin that you have built or paid for with your work.
~ Ernest Hemingway | ( American Writer. ) | 1898-1961 | Contentment
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
~ Plutarch | ( Greek essayist, and biographer. ) | 46-120 | Contentment
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My crown is in my heart, not on my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: My crown is called content: A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Contentment
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My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
~ Charles Lamb | ( English essayist. ) | 1775-1834 | Contentment
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That blessed mood in which the burthen of the mystery, in which the heavy and the weary weight of all this unintelligible world is lightened.
~ William Wordsworth | ( English Romantic poet. ) | 1770-1850 | Contentment
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.
~ Bertrand Russell | ( British logician and philosopher. ) | 1872-1970 | Contentment
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
~ Salvador DalA­ | ( Spanish surrealist painter. ) | 1904-1989 | Contentment
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There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Contentment
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To be content with life -- or to live merrily, rather --all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Contentment
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True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton | ( British journalist, novelist and poet. ) | 1874-1936 | Contentment
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Contentment
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Contentment
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     

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